Friday, May 04, 2007

Another Sponsor For Cheney Impeachment

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, has joined two other members of Congress in sponsoring a bill to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.

The bill seeks to have Cheney removed because, the measure contends, he led Americans into a war in Iraq on false pretenses.

"Despite all evidence to the contrary, the vice president actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about the alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction," the bill states. It is not expected to go far in the Democratically controlled House.

The other two sponsors are Rep. Janice Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, a long-shot presidential candidate.

Clay said he signed on to the bill at the urging of his constituents and because he believes Cheney deceived America to push it toward war.

"That deception has resulted in a tragic, unnecessary war that has already cost the lives of over 3,300 brave Americans and has cost the taxpayers over $400 billion," he said in a statement.

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